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hey guys so im settign up my rads and relaized im not quite sure on the direction of air for everything...

i have the 480 on top and 240 in bottom both with push/pull and will have one exhaust fan on back of case by mobo...

is it bad to have all fans on rads intake and only one fan exhausting out back?
i have filters on everything....

or i could have only fans on 240 in bot intake and then the 480 fans and back fan all exhausting???

please help !!!

You want to keep positive pressure in the case which means you need more intake fans. If you get negative pressure you will suck air and dust in through unfiltered areas of the case. This will limit your options in your build since you have that 480. It will need to be an intake, your choice is going to be made on the bottom rad. Personally I would make it an intake.

I have 7 140mm intake fans in my current rig, with only 1 exhaust. It will make little difference to the temps in your cooling loop. Just keep an eye on the motherboard VRM, and RAM temps with so much air going into the case you can potentially create dead zones with no air circulation.
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Looking real good & will perform as such...
 
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finally done with the tubing nightmare!!!
not my ideal loop but decent enough... really limited on the lower gpu part witht he qdc couldve done a lot more with a lot less if i had a few more 45 degree fittings but i couldnt wait any longer!!

i may change loop at bit but will wait till i get this thing up and running and have some fun on it first!
so now on to the leak testing !
had a couple leaks already so im a little panicked but was able to hand tighten them away for the meantime.... wish me luck for no more...
hopefully i can wake up tomorrow to a dry computer and then ill plug it all in and boot it up!!! and then finally be done!!!!!!!!!

i like the look of the liquid and bleeding was a breeze... the qdc's are gonna be aweome especially paired with my slide out mobo from caselabs...
this way easy install of additional gpu as well any maintenance

let me know what you guys think?
post #134 of 140
My only comment is to get a AX1200 vs. the "i" version because it is made from Seasonic and not Flextronics. But I understand it is for aesthetics
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post #135 of 140
Interesting I have the same Bay Res combo, However Ive been considering moving to the bitspower but with a dual top and mounting in the case you seemed to have combined a double res... why not just go for the dual pump top and mount on the rear wall?
post #136 of 140
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here it is guys! all cabling done and just doing a final leak test cause i caused a few from bumping tubing while wiring...

wish me luck that it turns on! looking pretty sharp im quite proud for my first build ever ;P

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all booted up and running perfectly!!!!

so what are best things to do initially to do full system check and benchmarks?

drivers et.?
post #138 of 140
Get CPU-Z, GPU-Z, Prime95, Core Temp, and Ungine. Stress your CPU with Prime and monitor temps. Make sure paste is applied well and everything. Then stress your GPUs with Unigine (after installing nVidia drivers) and monitor temps in GPU-Z. Lastly make sure you go in device manager and make sure you have updated drivers for everything. Update as much stuff as possible. This includes the firmware on the SSD. Good luck thumb.gif
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all booted up and running perfectly!!!!

so what are best things to do initially to do full system check and benchmarks?

drivers et.?

First thing I always run is Memtest86 from a boot disk or USB. Once passed I'll install the OS and drivers. Then start stress testing with IBT (intel burn test) with max ram for 10 runs. This is a very fast stability check. Your CPU will run hot during these runs and is a really good test of your loops cooling capabilities. If you start to see strange temps using IBT you need to fix it before moving onto anything else.

If that passes I run looped Heaven on max settings and check for artifacts on the first few runs I usually let this run looped overnight to stress the GPU. Finally I'll move onto 24hr prime blend. If all that passes your good to go and can start overclocking.

To monitor temps I use RealTemp it will display core temps and GPU temps. For detailed logs and graphs OCCT is a better tool.

Your build looks great you did a good job IMO.
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here it is guys! all cabling done and just doing a final leak test cause i caused a few from bumping tubing while wiring...

wish me luck that it turns on! looking pretty sharp im quite proud for my first build ever ;P
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Very Nice.....
 
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